The Morrison Government is continuing to drive the growth of Cape York by providing more funding for infrastructure that will create jobs, benefit locals, and drive economic growth.
The Morrison Government will invest $68.5m towards the Cooktown to Weipa Corridor Upgrade as part of a suite of projects nationwide to be announced in the federal budget.
This brings the Morrison Government’s total investment in the Cooktown to Weipa Corridor Upgrade project to $258.5 million.
He said this project formed part of his comprehensive local plan for Cairns and Far North Queensland.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said this project will make roads safer, reduce travel times and boost the local economy.
“The Federal Government’s record infrastructure investment pipeline continues to deliver better outcomes for the people of Cape York,” Mr Entsch said.
“Investing in infrastructure upgrades ensures we are planning for a better future, giving locals the roads and services they need and deserve.
“This funding commitment will create local jobs, boost business investment, and drive our economic recovery.
“The Morrison-Joyce Government will continue to invest in the projects that keep commuters and freight moving, create jobs, and make our nation and economy stronger.”
The Australian Government will continue to work with the Queensland Government to deliver this infrastructure, supporting jobs and businesses right across Cape York.
The total cost of the Cooktown to Weipa Corridor Upgrade is $323.1m, which includes $64.6m contribution from the Queensland Government.